Why Travel The World


The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia organizes all the Travel the World trips for the national association of Councils and has been doing so for 35 years.  If you enjoy traveling on unique tours to fascinating destinations, and having access to political and other local experts who give behind the scenes views and briefings, then you’ll quickly discover why traveling with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is so special. Many trips include lecturers drawn from across the World Affairs Councils of America leadership; from the fields of diplomacy, journalism, or academia and offer “meet the people” opportunities for our citizen diplomats.  We offer tours on all continents from small-ship cruises to substance-rich Tunisia and Balkans tours.  We can match your travel needs to specific tours.

Trip features:

  • Expert tour leadership
  • Like-minded fellow travelers
  • Roommate matching when available
  • Advance reading materials
  • Substantive in-country briefings
  • Quality tour content

Call the Travel Department at 1-800-942-5004 or email, for more information – also available online on the website or contact us with any questions at 949-253-5751. or contact

Upcoming Trips 2018

Upcoming Trips 2014

Upcoming Trips 2015

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